Waltham, Mass. – Two first half goals helped see 18th ranked Adelphi to a 2-0 victory over the Bentley women's soccer team on Thursday afternoon.
The Panthers, who stayed unbeaten on the season at 5-0 with the victory, scored just over three minutes apart in the first half to jump out to a 2-0 lead. Bentley though produced a strong showing in the second half and had several good scoring chances, but could not put one past Adelphi keeper Sarah Hofmeier. Bentley goalie Renee Perkins (Nantucket, Mass./Lawrence Academy) also came up with several good saves in the second half.
Adelphi's first goal came from midfielder Madison Raposo in the 23rd minute. The goal was setup by forward Kerianne Scorce with a run down the left wing and a cross into the six yard box that Raposo finished to the far post.
Scorce then scored herself just over three minutes later with a shot from 12 yards away, after a header won by Jacklyn Lada set her off for a breakaway.
Bentley though came out strong in the second half with a majority of possession, which turned into five shots on goal. The best opportunity came from junior McKenna Miller (Monroe, N.Y./Monroe) in the 84th minute, who had a shot from long distance just tipped over the bar by Hofmeier. Alyssa Valente (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) had two shots on goal saved just minutes apart early in the half, and Chloe Gizzi (Peabody, Mass./Peabody) and Stephanie Helin (Manchester, Conn./East Catholic) also had scoring chances.
Perkins finished the game with six saves, as did Hofmeier.
Bentley, now 2-2-2 on the season, is off until Sept. 26 when they host Saint Anselm.